Orlando’s New Taqueria Del Sol
Please note: This restaurant is now closed
We are not the type of girls to turn down tacos—ever. So when the new Taqueria del Sol invited us to come try their Mexican fare, the answer was clear.
Taqueria del Sol is located on South Orange Avenue near Michigan. The fast casual restaurant is squeaky clean and bright. There is tons of space and a large table in the center adorned with oranges that you are free to enjoy at no additional cost. There are a handful of Taqueria del Sol restaurants, but this is the first one Florida.
The menu has your traditional Mexican favorites, tacos of every kind, enchiladas, guacamole, salsa, chips and beans and rice. But Taqueria del Sol definitely adds their own twist. For example, The Memphis taco has the southern twist (the company is Georgia-born) of smoked pork and coleslaw. A Mexican restaurant is hardly the type of place where you would expect to find turnip greens on the menu and I’m hardly the type of girl who usually gets excited about turnip greens. They were so impressive, y’all. (See what I did there?) Full-of-flavor-not-at-all-bitter-I-ate-them-with-tortilla-chips impressive.
It was such a pleasure to get to chat with Chef Josh Landau. He brought us out of our comfort zone and into a land where southern cuisine meets Mexican in a totally acceptable and delicious fashion. Some other favorites were the asada salsa, veggie tacos and fish tacos.
To be completely honest, we weren’t exactly sure what we were getting into when we agreed to visit Taqueria Del Sol. And in this forum where we are being completely honest, we were thrilled with our experience. Delicious food, darling service, a full liquor bar, outdoor seating and more flavor than we knew what to do with. (Some overeating did occur during the making of this blog post.)
In other news, do yourself a favor and ask for the George. You won’t see it on the menu, but trust us on this one.
Our meal was courtesy of the Taqueria del Sol team. But our review is 100% our own thoughts and opinions. Please review our disclosure policy for additional information.